Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black) - Refurbished

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Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black)

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  • 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR 18.5mm Lens (35mm Equiv: 28mm)
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound
  • Capture Photos in RAW Format
  • Manual Focus Ring Adjustment
  • Auto and Manual Exposure Bracketing
  • Wi-Fi via Optional WU-1a Adapter
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Nikon 26423B overview

  • 1Description

The black Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot equipped with a 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor for clear, detailed images--even in low light. The lack of an optical low-pass filter enables maximized resolution for exceptionally sharp details. The NIKKOR prime lens features a focal length of 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) for wide-angle shooting, as well as a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. Frame shots using the large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, which has a resolution of 921k pixels. Record Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound, and connect the supplied EG-CP16 cable for playback on your TV. Capture RAW (NEF) still images for a higher level of creative control.

Manual options like focus ring adjustment allow you to wield precision control over your compositions. Most of the operation system and the GUI are consistent with Nikon DSLRs. The Mode dial makes it easy to choose from AUTO, P (with Program shift), S, A and M exposure control modes, as well as two of your own personalized setting configurations: U1 and U2. Exposure bracketing is available in both manual and auto modes.

With Active D-Lighting, you're able to automatically reveal the details in both dark and light areas of high-contrast scenes, either by selecting Auto or choosing from several degrees of strength. Various in-camera image editing functions allow for simple creative touches. Options include Selective color for black-and-white images with just one or a couple colors remaining, Miniature effect, Color sketch, Filter effects, RAW processing and more.

Using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and your compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, benefit from Wi-Fi capability for easy photo and video sharing. Simply download and install the Wireless Mobile Utility application on your device, and you're good to go.

DX-Format CMOS Sensor
Large APS-C size sensor--the same one used in Nikon D-SLR cameras--features a resolution of 16.2MP. It works with the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine to produce sharp image quality, high ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 equivalent, and low noise. The processor manages image data with high speed and accuracy while preventing the generation of excess heat. With the removal of the optical low-pass filter, the COOLPIX A is able to capture images with exceptional sharpness and extremely fine detail. Micro-lenses located above the sensor are arranged to produce natural, edge-to-edge sharpness
28mm f/2.8 NIKKOR Prime Lens
Despite its small size, the fine optics of this ultra-compact 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) f/2.8 wide-angle NIKKOR lens are specially designed to deliver exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, smooth tonal gradation, highly effective spherical aberration and coma correction--for consistent quality throughout the entire frame. Capture images comparable to those taken with D-SLR interchangeable lenses. The lens has an ultra-compact configuration of seven elements in five groups, as well as a seven-blade iris diaphragm for sharp detail at the focus points and pleasing background blur in the out-of-focus regions of the image
3.0" LCD
Featuring an integrated panel and glass structure, the large 3.0-inch, 921k-pixel TFT LCD monitor remains viewable even in bright sunlight. The structure minimizes reflections and decreases light loss for clearer visibility, while providing a wide viewing angle. The LCD features 9-level brightness adjustment and offers approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage
Comfort and Control
The buttons, dials and switches on the camera have been designed and arranged to afford maximum comfort. Manual options like focus ring adjustment allow you to wield precision control over your compositions. Most of the operation system and the GUI are consistent with Nikon DSLRs. The camera features a tough aluminum alloy frame with a top surface covered by magnesium alloy for greater durability.
Exposure Control
You can control the COOLPIX A exposure options with the same operating system used by Nikon DSLR cameras. The Mode dial makes it easy to choose from AUTO, P (with Program shift), S, A and M exposure control modes, as well as two of your own personalized setting configurations: U1 and U2. For still photos, exposure compensation is +5 to -5 in 1/3 steps, while for videos, it's +2 to -2. AE lock, AE bracketing and manual with exposure bracketing are also available
Autofocus
Contrast-detect AF with the following focus-area selections: Face-priority, normal area, wide area and subject-tracking AF
Manual Focus Operation
In addition to autofocus operation, the COOLPIX A has a manual focus ring for when you want to take creative control DSLR-style, with the ability to alter the focus plane slightly forward or backward. This can be especially helpful in macro work
Full HD Movie Recording
Capture Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps with stereo sound. The subject-tracking AF feature keeps even moving subjects in clear focus. By connecting an HDMI cable to the camera's HDMI mini port, you can output the movie to an HDTV for playback. The HDMI output provides the following resolution options: Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
Continuous Shooting at 4fps
To help capture fast-moving action, the camera can perform continuous capture of full-resolution (16MP) images at up to 4 frames per second, for a maximum of 26 shots (when image quality is set to NORMAL)
Active D-Lighting
Reveal the details in both dark and light areas of high-contrast scenes. With Active D-Lighting, you can do it automatically. Set it either to Auto or select from several degrees of strength. Auto bracketing is also possible
Picture Control
Choose from six settings: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape and Portrait. When you desire further fine-tuning, you can manually adjust the sharpness, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue. The settings can be saved for future use
Auto White Balance
In order to determine an ideal white balance, this feature precisely analyzes scene color and brightness information. Select normal to render white as pure white, or choose to render the warmth of ambient, incandescent lighting. White balance bracketing is also available
Built-in Flash
TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes; manual flash control also available. The guide number is approximately 6' (21 m) when fired in manual mode at full power and ISO 100. Flash compensation: -3 - +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Retouch Menu
Camera comes equipped with various in-camera image-editing functions. Selective color creates a black-and-white image in which only the specified color(s) remains. Miniature effect makes an image look like a small scene taken in macro mode, while Color sketch creates vivid, pop-art inspired images. Other options include: Red-eye correction, Trim (3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 1:1), Monochrome (Black-and-white, Sepia and Cyanotype), Filter effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Red/Green/Blue intensifier, Cross screen and Soft), Color balance, Resize, Image overlay, RAW processing, Edit movie, Quick retouch, Color outline, Straighten, Fisheye, and Perspective control
Virtual Horizon
The in-camera virtual horizon feature can detect and display horizontal inclination on the LCD monitor. This function is especially useful when shooting subjects such as still lifes, landscapes and architecture
Self-Timer
Choose 20, 10, 5 or 2 sec delay
Wi-Fi via Optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
With the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter connected, you can wirelessly transmit images taken by the COOLPIX A to a smart device with Wireless Mobile Utility installed, allowing you to share your photos and videos via email or social networking services (SNS). Additionally, you can use your compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote shutter release for the camera while using the device screen as a monitor
Supplied ViewNX 2 Software
This simple and intuitive software helps you get the most out of your images and movies after shooting. ViewNX 2 provides importing and browsing capability while also incorporating image-editing functions such as Resize, Brightness, Crop, Straighten and NEF (RAW) image processing. High-definition and high-quality RAW processing is achieved by utilizing the same processing algorithm as Capture NX 2 that faithfully reproduces Nikon image quality. Its movie-editing functions help you create your own original movies quickly and easily, and Nikon's new and improved image sharing and storage service, NIKON IMAGE SPACE, works smoothly with ViewNX 2, allowing you to log in directly from the software for easy uploading without activating a browser.
File System
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and PictBridge compliant
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Recommended Optional Accessories
The DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder gives you more freedom in determining composition. It covers the angle of view of a 28mm (35mm equivalent) lens and provides 90% frame coverage at infinity. You can use the UR-E24 Adapter Ring to attach an HN-CP18 lens hood and filters with a diameter of 46mm. The hood prevents unwanted stray light from entering your lens, thereby minimizing flare. Nikon's range of Speedlight flash units are also available to give you more power and creative control than the built-in flash can offer. Record your shooting locations via the GP-1 GPS Unit, which appends the latitude, longitude and altitude to EXIF data.
Recommended Optional Capture NX 2 Software
Nikon's RAW images (NEF: Nikon Electronic Format) maintain extremely rich data. Only Nikon's Capture NX 2 can fully utilize this data with its optimized file format and software processing algorithms. With the enhanced speed of the algorithms, high-speed processing is achieved. This enables high-speed, stress-free editing even if the data size is large. Also, Capture NX 2 supports 64-bit (native) to realize a comfortable working environment. You can focus on editing with ease because it is possible to leave the original image intact with NEF editing. In addition to the intuitive and simple editing using Color Control Points, it incorporates various functions such as Auto Retouch brush, Batch Processing, Quick Fix, Straighten Tool, Vignette Control, Auto Color Aberration Control and Distortion Control
In the Box
Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black)
  • EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-27 Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Camera Strap
  • BS-1 Hot Shoe Cover
  • ViewNX 2 Software CD-ROM
  • 90-Day B&H Refurbished Warranty
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    Nikon 26423B specs

    Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 16.93 Megapixel
    Effective: 16.2 Megapixel
    Sensor DX (23.6 x 15.6 mm) CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MOV,
    Audio: Linear PCM
    Max Resolution 16.1 MP: 4928 x 3264
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Optics
    Lens NIKKOR, 7 Elements in 5 Groups
    Effective Focal Length: 18.5mm (35 mm Equivalent: 28mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8 (W) to f/22 (T)
    Focus Range Auto: 19.69" to Infinity / 50.01 cm to Infinity
    Macro: 3.94" to Infinity / 10.01 cm to Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity 100 to 25600
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 to 1/2000  
    Exposure Metering Center-Weighted, Matrix, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: AE Bracketing, AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Shooting Modes Landscape
    Monochrome
    Portrait
    Vivid Color
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 4 fps at 16 MP for up to 26 Frames
    Self-Timer 5 Sec
    Remote Control ML-L3 (Optional)
    Flash
    Flash Modes TTL Auto
    Built-In Flash Yes
    Effective Flash Range 1.64 to 37.73' / 0.50 to 11.50 m
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    1280 x 720: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes 59 Seconds
    Audio Recording With Video (Stereo)
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3.0" LCD Widescreen (921,000 Pixels)
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes via Optional Adapter
    Power
    Battery EN-EL20 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1020 mAh
    AC Power Adapter EH-5b (Not Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6" / 111.8 x 63.5 x 40.6 mm excluding projections
    Weight 10.6 oz / 300.5 g including battery and memory card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 5.4 x 3.4"

    Nikon 26423B reviews

    COOLPIX A Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy *IF* you understand photog If you don't already have a high quality pocket size camera AND if you don't need tele zoom, this is one of the best buys ever. An APS-C sensor puts it in the serious league, and its superlative 28mm lens makes it a serious contender for larger DSLR's. Only alternatives are the Ricoh GR or if you do need smaller size and don't mind the lower image quality/ resolution, the Sony RX100. Small niggles, as mentioned earlier, the manual focus resets to infinity ea time you power it back up .. and some subtle deficits on B&W rendition and color tones. Which other cams nail better without post processing.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible IQ The image quality - wide open razor sharpness and high ISO performance - of this camera are incredible. Further, the build quality of the Coolpix A is really quite impressive. It has a nice aesthetic and sturdy design. The AF speed is moderate, but this is made up for by the high end IQ and build. Compared to the GR, the high ISO capabilities and dynamic range are very noticeably better. Lastly, long-time Nikon DSLR users will enjoy the menu system and usability of this camera.
    Date published: 2013-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Instead of a leica I bought this as an alternative to my large and heavy D800 on the grounds that the best camera is the one you have with you and a fixed lens would force me to concentrate on composition. I use it to take pictures of my immediate rapidly vanishing urban environment and the 28 mm lens is ideal. The quality is excellent - pin sharp and effortlessly accurately exposed. I shoot in raw but the colors are spot-on and I need to do very little in Lightroom. It will become my travel camera in Japan later this year. I had always wanted a Leica for such things but this was way cheaper and exactly what I wanted.
    Date published: 2015-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Early reviews mostly correct I just received my CoolPix A (was on pre-order). My unit is the first 300 production units according to the serial number. For background: I have been a Nikon user since the early '70's, and have owned all their pro F-series bodies starting w/ the F2 to the F4, then the D1 to my current D4. I was almost ready to purchase a Fuji X100s when Nikon announced the CoolPix A. For my pocket camera I've been a fan of the Canon S series (S95, and S100), have never been happy w/ the CoolPix series (have owned a few, but got rid of them for the Canon's). Here is my short version (after having the camera 2 days): The online reviews you will read are correct - on the positive side; the sensor (DX) is terrific along w/ the low light sensitivity (up to ISO 6400). Noise and grain are nominal through 3200; 6400 is usable unless you are printing large prints. If you are familiar with Nikon's DSLR menu system; you will be right at home using this camera (the reason I bought it, along w/ the large sensor). One thing you won't read on other reviews (at least none that i read) is how the camera works with a Nikon flash. I mounted my SB400 on the camera; and it is fantastic! Not only do you save the battery life of the camera by using the SB400, the lighting is much better, and you have the bounce option (at least for horizontal shots). I find that the flash exposure with the SB400 is right on (Nikon's are usually a bit hot - I typically make my flash -0.3EV) - for most people you'll keep the flash exposure setting at zero. Now for the negatives: I agree w/ the other reviewers; the autofocus is slow; and it hunts. That said; this is a pocket camera, only slightly larger than a Canon S100 with a DX sensor! If I need fast AF, I have a D4 - this is not going to be used for sports. The other negative is that there is no viewfinder (as the Fuji); again Nikon had to make compromises for the small size of the camera; if you need a viewfinder, go w/ Fuji, or another mirror less camera. Would have been nice: an external mic input for video recording - built in mics are almost useless; having an external mic jack would have been nice, but again, Nikon had to compromise due to the small body. I expect that this CoolPix won't have the sales or following of the Fuji X series; but if you are a Nikon owner (and have an SB400); it's the best pocket camera Nikon has made. I am looking forward to their next version (presumably w/ the newer sensor and EX CPU) which hopefully will have better AF. In the meantime; I've found my vacation camera when I don't want to carry the D4.
    Date published: 2013-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Now a Great Value The Coolpix A is a very good point and shoot camera, arguably one of the best. It has the best lens I have ever used on a point and shoot, it is better than most of Nikon DSLR lenses at 18mm. The autofocus is about average for a point and shoot, but very accurate. If you are comfortable working with the focal length, you will love this camera. I always wanted to find a point and shoot that would fulfill the role my old Canonet rangefinder filled. Until now, I have been disappointed, but no longer, this is that camera. Highly recommended at the current prices!
    Date published: 2015-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pocket / Street camera I do almost all of my shooting with prime lenses and 28mm is my most comfortable focal length, so a camera of this quality that I can stick in a pocket and take anywhere is right in my wheelhouse. I also do a lot of street shooting and this is the best street camera I've ever used for how I like to work. Between a good distance scale and focus ring and a GREAT auto-ISO setup (the best I've yet seen or used), I can almost forget the details of focus and exposure (exposure compensation being the one control I use a lot while shooting) and just concentrate on the content of the shot. The AF speed is a non-issue for me because I'm always using zone focus for fast moving subjects at this focal length. And for more stationary shots where I might want less depth of field, the AF is more than adequate. I also do plenty of other general shooting with this camera and its great for landscapes, urban scenery, abstracts, etc...Between its fine lens, great IQ, great low light performance, its really an amazing little camera. I also shot extensively with the Ricoh GR and its arguably a better value, but for how I work, the Nikon is the better camera for me. The only things I'd change if Nikon was ever to do a firmware update is I'd make the manual focus distance sticky when you turn the camera off and back on, so it wouldn't always reset to infinity, and I'd make the ring around the OK button another exposure compensation control in aperture or shutter priority mode - this dial doesn't do ANYTHING in those modes and it would be great to have exposure comp that readily available. And the camera should always show the current exposure compensation on the screen, instead of only when you press the exposure comp button. Otherwise, I don't think I'd change a thing...
    Date published: 2013-09-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too small? Been a Nikon pro shooter since the D1 of 1999. No idea how Nikon packed an APS-C sensor in this tiny camera. It is the same height as a box of playing cards. Comes with a neck strap. All you need is a wrist strap. Oh yeah, image quality in 14-bit NEF is amazing. Build quality seems a little lacking. Way flimsier than the Canon EOS-M with 22mm pancake lens.
    Date published: 2014-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive for such quality Pros: Beautiful build quality including the the LCD glass. All metal case and controls are great. Excellent Nikon color and IQ. Totally pocketable with a decent APS C sensor. Easy to shoot manually. Cons: Manual focus is best done with the forefinger below the camera body. I don't manual focus this camera. It hunts a bit in low light but it's a pocket rocket. And...well, it's a point and shoot. But at the price B&H is selling these you cannot go wrong. After owning this little camera I can see why Nikon wanted an arm and a leg for it. That's no longer an issue here at B&H. I would forget the optical viewfinder unless you shoot in full auto. It has no communication with the camera and it is just a nice little glass with frame lines.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
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